Erotibot Review


Movie: Erotibot
By: Maniac E
Date: December 24, 2012

Sex, Pleasure, Death and Androids

This is the type of movie where everything comes together. It covers an entertainment spectrum of spanning pre-teens, gore lovers and creepy perverts. Erotibot tries to give us an interpretation of many things you could almost call it a sex lesson with a twist in the end. It is another edition for Japanese quirkiness cinema. Let ‘s see if we can learn a thing or two from this.

The majority of this movie is sitcom-like buffoonery of three distinctly characterized servant robots combined with a na ïve girl of wealth discovering her sexuality and one of the aforementioned emotionally incompetent androids discovering love. There is an almost insignificant underlying story about a plot to obtain an inheritance that doesn‘t become relevant until the final scenes and seems like an easy way to conclude what could have been a spineless soft-core love story despite taking a similar amount of air time as the sappiness (or it could just be an excuse to show some blood covered ninja chick boobies).

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Despite the terrible electricity effects, a minimal cast consisting of AV actresses and nobodies, the erratic story focus and the subtle notions of kiddie fiddlerness, the movie sort of works. The automatons are obviously people in masks with spare electronics glued to them but due to the budget of the film the makers were probably more interested in getting their point across rather than wowing the audience with special effects. The point that the movie was trying to imprint on the viewer is still a bit of a mystery but is basically a shallow skimming of a Philip K. Dick notion of the presence of emotions within advanced technology. Erotibot doesn ‘t promise much and delivers exactly that with all the nonsensical charm that accompanies this type of film.

Erotibot

The innocence of the leading character with regards to sex is endearing and leads to some very interesting dialogue such as the intricacies of the polite amount of saliva to leave on a penis during fellatio. Such conversations are carried out with a complete lack of awkwardness as if such a conversation would be acceptable at the dinner table while quaffing wine with the parents. In fact Number One and the unfortunately named Number Two are like the perfect parents, best interests at heart without all the emotional bullshit, and Number 3 AKA Sukekiyo (pronounced: Skanky Ho) is the fuckwit third wheel but also the character that everybody is supposed to empathise with.

Erotibot

The brief gore saved for the end is quite extreme considering the rest of the tone of the film but unfortunately short-lived. The sexy ninjas (one of which is the increasingly popular Asami) are also quite arousing but once again quite obtrusive compared to the rest of the plot. Donít expect the full on craziness of the director Naoyuki Tomomatsu ‘s previous works such as Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl or Zombie Self-Defense Force but do expect the emotional awkwardness emoted by Stacy (but unfortunately no piles of schoolgirl zombie limbs).

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All in all the movie isn ‘t half that bad but make no mistake is NOT a splatterfest but it shows that Tomomatsu wanted to do something different this time. Sex has no limits it is just too bad it can ‘t be said for this movies because it reaches its limit far too soon. Think twice before watching but if you are open to it go see it.


2.5/5




Movie

Erotibot

Title

Erotibot

Director

Naoyuki Tomomatsu

Country

Japan

Year

2011

Cast

Asami, Fukuten and Maria Ozawa